HIAC predictions, FOX premiere, AEW, NXT and Hulk Hogan thoughts

I hope everyone has had a good week and is excited for hell in a cell tomorrow. The week has been packed an I am honestly exhausted. We had Raw, AEW, NXT, Smackdown and now hell in a cell tomorrow. I thought Raw started out hot, I liked AEW’s first match on the card and Riho winning first women’s title, I loved all of NXT and my favorite show of the week was Smackdown.

I really liked the start to Raw with Brock destroying Rey and his Son. The storytelling here was good and it gave me more to look forward to, it left suspense for me because I knew there had to be a story.

I liked that Sasha Banks got a solid win over Alexa Bliss, but I like these two in the past and would of liked a longer match.

Miz TV was setup for team Hulk VS Team Flair. I thought the setup and promo was good, Flair can talk better than anyone on that roster. I am just not a fan of Hulk on TV, WWE promoting and uses Hulk. If Hulk would give even an apology to the Universe or the wrestlers without blaming everyone but himself for saying insensitive, horrible, racists comments I would be more forgiving. With him using excuses and saying he is sorry for how it happened but not taking responsibility for his actions is very hurtful and frustrating.

My favorite match on Raw was AJ VS. Cedric. I know Cedric has lost all of his matches with AJ but I would really love another time added to hell in a cell. These two just have that in ring chemistry and I really love watching them wrestle. Cedric is one of my favorite wrestlers so I really would love for him to capture the gold.

A lot of people were heated over this on the internet but it is a new storyline and maybe I am a sucker for soap opera storylines in WWE but this Lana/Lashley/Rusev storyline I am really intrigued by. We will see where it goes, but I’m a sucker for a love triangle in the squared circle.

NXT this week was a very solid show the match I enjoyed the most on the card with Candice Larae VS Shayna. I really wanted Candice to win this match but hopefully we get a takeover with these two. Candice is so damn good in that ring, I really loved that match.

AEW had its debut show and even though they did not have storylines or introduce their characters or brand to the TNT network that well, they had good in ring quality. I liked Sammy VS. Cody a lot, mainly because Sammy is one of my favorite wrestlers. The other match I really enjoyed with Riho winning the women’s championship. I adore her.

Smackdown was a A+ show, I really enjoyed the show. It had this big star show quality to it, it really gave me butterflies. The way the show opened was perfect. Becky got that rub by the Rock and both put on great promos and got over with Corbin. I would say all three wrestles got over in this segment. I am still not on the Corbin train though, I think he can talk but as far as a look and in ring goes along with character, I feel a disconnect.

The first match on Smackdown on Fox was with the four horsewomen, this was perfect and magical. You had the star quality of Becky, you had Charlotte’s athleticism displayed and you had the boss n hug connection getting their spots in and getting over both programs and feuds with these ladies.

The Owens and Shane ladder match was my favorite match on the card, this was such a great match. This match really made me fall in love with Kevin Owens all over again. This was really the greatest hits of a ladder match, felt it was a good display for Fox.

I love seeing Roman doing his superman dive and loved seeing Roman wrestle in general. Roman is a star regardless of what fans and critics feel and think, I actually really wanted Roman VS Kofi for Fox premiere but we did not get that. So it made new everywhere of how upset wrestling fans were online over Kofi getting squashed by Brock. I can understand and see the frustration but then again if fans are tuning in for the first time or haven’t watched wrestling in forever and see a small athletic guy making new day jokes they probably don’t take him seriously or see him as a star even though I feel Kofi was and still is. I just can see and Understand Brock squashing could make the show feel more legit and real. I really enjoyed the full show, I wasn’t bored or looking at my phone one time.

We only have a couple matches announced right now, I am assuming we will get more but it has been a trend for WWE making their PPV’s shorter. I am fine with it but I like them at least 4 hours long, I personally like watching a lot of wrestling.

Bayley VS. Charlotte: I love Bayley with all my heart, but I Just have a feeling Charlotte is winning this, fox has really been promoting her.

Sasha VS. Becky: I know a lot of people think Becky is going to Fox, but Becky will go where her soon to be husband is going and I feel that will be Raw. I am taking Becky to retain and Sasha to be drafted to Smackdown.

Roman and Bryan VS Rowan and Harper: I have Roman and Bryan winning this match. Not much to this, I feel Bryan needs to be a babyface for the Smackdown brand right now.

Fiend VS. Rollins: I am taking Seth Rollins. I know a lot of people will be upset, but I am having Undertaker interfering or Rollins just stomping this monster multiple times.

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